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Boris Spassky vs Maximilian Ujtelky
Sochi (1964)  ·  Modern Defense: Standard Line (B06)  ·  1-0
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Jan-23-05
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  IMlday: Black goes nuts with 20..f5? but was the position so bad? Soon Spassky himself was playing Hippopotamuses, or Scorpions as they are known in Russia.
Jan-23-05
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Personally, I think White does have a big edge after 20 moves, thanks to that all-powerful Bb3. However, Black could try to redeploy the Ne6 to f7, follow up with ...c6-c7 and then Qc8-c7, Ra8-d8 and *maybe* an eventual d6-d7 break. White might have the advantage, but that doesn't mean he has a forced win.
Aug-02-05
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  wwall: Perhaps better is 22...Nc5 23.exf5 Nxf5 24.Bc2 Re8.

If 24...Nc6, perhaps 25.Bxf5 gxf5 26.Qh5 Nc5 27.Qxh6+ Kg8 28.Qg6+ Kh8 29.Rxe5 Nxe5 30.Qf6+ and Qxe5.

Aug-02-05
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  IMlday: 20..h5 looks like a normal move. 20..Ra7!? has points also. Spassky played well overall.
Nov-23-14  Albanius: Standard Line?!??

Reminds me of Ogden Nash:
"Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami."

Nov-23-14
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  perfidious: <Albanius> 'Modern' and 'Standard' in the same sentence is indeed something of an oxymoron.
Nov-23-14  Albanius: After 21 exd5,
21 ... fxe4!
22 Nd4 Nxd4
23 cxd4 dxe5
24 dxe5 Bxe5
25 Bc2 recovers the P, maybe
but B is still in the game.
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